His Excellency Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of the Republic of Turkey

23 february 2020, 18:25

Dear Mr. President,

Dear brother,

I was deeply saddened by the news of heavy casualties and destructions caused by an earthquake that hit today Van province.

On the occasion of this tragedy, on my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Azerbaijan, I extend my deep condolences to you, the families and the loved ones of those who were killed, and wish the injured recovery.

May Allah rest the souls of the dead in peace!

Ilham Aliyev

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Baku, 23 February 2020